Go Green

In 2016 : For the third consecutive year, the festival d’été de québec goes carbon neutral in collaboration with Rio Tinto

Going carbon neutral means offsetting our greenhouse gas emissions by buying carbon credits that are invested in green projects. The FEQ wants to reduce its ecological footprint and pursue sustainable development by taking action to reduce negative impacts and promote positive impacts.

View the FEQ's ecological initiatives!

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All greenhouse gas emissions are measured and offset

Our goal : reduce greenhouse gas emissions and invest in a reforestation project in Québec.

In 2016, the FEQ generated 959.14 tons of CO2.
With the help of Rio Tinto, the totality of these gas emissions were offset.

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To offset the 959.14 tons of CO2 emitted in 2016, the FEQ and Rio Tinto committed to planting 1.5 hectares of trees in a Worldwide reforestation project. The equivalent of 4 soccer fields.

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The feq recycles and composts

In 2016, the FEQ recycled 52 tons of wastes! This new peak in recycled material was reached thanks to better triage techniques, increased recycling infrastructure and the addition of composting.

Plus, the FEQ consigned over 270,800 cans during the 11 evenings.

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To come to the feq, artists traveled many kilometres!

The FEQ believes that it's important to offset the air and surface mileage of the artists on its program. From the single artist onstage to the international superstar, everyone counts.

Air travel by artists who came to the FEQ in 2016 represented 5.3 million kilometres. Surface travel by artists who came to the FEQ in 2016 represented 939 thousand kilometres. Offsetting artists' transportation represents 70 % of the tons of CO2 produced by the FEQ. illustration travels

A sustainable feq also covers...

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Public transportation

During the FEQ, the Réseau de transport de la Capitale (RTC) adds several bus routes.

In 2016, this added up to 336,000 bus rides! This was 80,000 more than 2015.

The RTC's popularity cut downtown traffic by 15,000 to 20,000 cars per evening. In addition to saving money (50% FestiBUS discount), festival goers who come by bus instead of by car help the FEQ reduce its ecological footprint.

From 15,000 to 20,000 fewer cars on the road every evening. 336,000 bus rides during the FEQ. 50% discount on the bus pass during the FEQ. illustration public transportation
RTC's OPUS card
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Desjardins bike parking

Thanks to Desjardins, the Cœur du FEQ offers a secure bike parking area.

In 2016, the bike parking area was used by 3,000 cyclists.

This bike parking area is operated by a local cooperative, Coop Roue libre.
Free repair and maintenance service provided!

Safe, free parking right in the Cœur du FEQ at Place de l’Assemblée-Nationale. Over 3,000 satisfied users in 2016. Room for 500 bikes per evening. illustration Desjardins bike parking
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Other green initiatives

In collaboration with Rio Tinto, the FEQ has set up additional sustainable development initiatives:

Environmental, social and economical initiatives

Over 500 unclaimed items donated to Québec social organizations. Locally-sourced purchasing and rentals. Reusable dishware for employees, technicians et artists. All sites returned to their initial condition at the end of the event. illustration other green initiatives